Years 3 - 6 programs

Indoor programs

All classroom sessions include a session in the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre Aquarium

Defences and disguises

How do animals in the sea defend and disguise themselves and why? Students become underwater detectives and their mission is to find the answers to these questions. The clues they collect will help them to construct the "ultimate marine animal".

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

Weird and wonderful

What features do marine animals have for survival in the sea? Students will become a marine scientist and explore the concepts of structure, function, adaptations and classification.

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

Guess who's coming to dinner?

How is it all connected? Students identify interactions between animals and piece together a food chain of a marine habitat, ending up in a watery web.

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

It's our coast to care for

Students design and create a marine habitat using artefacts in our classroom. What are the features of their chosen marine habitat and the animals that live there? What human impacts are there in your habitat?

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

Outdoor programs

All times indicated include a session in the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (before or after your field activity).

Rockpools and/or beachcomb

Sucking feet, stinging tentacles and a seaweed coat to hide – students uncover the mysteries of the curious creatures that make the rockpools their home and explore the beach for the fascinating flotsam and jetsam that wash up on our shores.

Point Londsale Rockpools 2 hours $11 per student $220 minimum charge
Queenscliff Beach 2 hours $11 per student $220 minimum charge

Mudflat meander

Explore the wonders that live in and around the mud! Search for crabs, snails, worms and amazing amphipods in the unique Swan Bay environment.

Swan Bay 2 hours $11 per student $220 minimum charge

Marine biology cruise

Have you ever wondered what lives at the bottom of Port Phillip? Students will examine creatures from a sample taken from the bottom of Port Phillip and observe their amazing structures that help them survive in the sea. The cruise also visits an Australian Fur Seal haul out site and Australasian Gannet colony in Port Phillip.

Boat 2.5 hours Max No. 27 including teachers $650 flat rate
  • Minimum costs apply to all activities
  • We are happy to tailor a session or an extended program to meet your needs
  • All sessions include a ½ hour session in the MDC aquarium
  • All prices are GST inclusive